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Jewish Newspaper Publishers Urge Truman to Reverse U.S. Position on Sanctions

November 10, 1948
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A resolution urging President Truman to reverse the stand on sanctions taken by the American delegation at the United Nations was adopted here by the American Association of English-Jewish newspapers at a conference held at the Biltmore Hotel. The publishers’ sessions dealt with editorial, advertising and public relations problems. A decision was reached to hold the next convention the Association in Washington, the week-end of Feb. 20-22. The convention will mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the English-Jewish press in America.

Arthur Lourie, consul-general of Israel, in a brief address, outlined the anxieties facing the state of Israel and expressed confidence that the Jewish state will survive the latest threats to her security as she survived the past dangers. Boris Smolar, editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, described the dangers inherent in the latest U.N. Security Council actions but expressed the view that direct Arab-Jewish peace negotiations still are possible, thereby eventually obviating any threat that may come from Britain.

Philip Slomovitz, editor and publisher of the Detroit Jewish News, president of the Association, presided at the sessions. Participants in the discussions included Dr. Joseph Brin, Joseph Weisberg and Ben Bartzoff of Boston, Louis Wurgaft of Newark, Herman Burwasser of Atlantic City, Abraham Slabor of New Orleans, Philip Klein of Philadelphia, Ben Neustadt of Columbus, Leo Frisch of Minneapolis and Samuel Neusner of Hartford.

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